'Centenary of Federation' rose Description
Photo courtesy of W. Macklin
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Red and white, red edges, lemon-yellow stamens. Strong, fruity fragrance. 6 to 12 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium to large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds.
Medium, bushy, dense, rounded. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 3' to 5' (90 to 150cm). Width: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Australia - Patent No: AU2410P on 8 Mar 2004
Application No: 1999/334 on 26 Nov 1999 VIEW PBR PATENT
seed parent ‘Playboy’ x pollen parent ‘Picasso’. ...Breeder: Tom Carruth, Upland, California, USA.
First sold in the USA in Nov 1999. First sold in Australia in Jun 2001
European Union - Patent on 1999
New Zealand - Patent on 1999
United States - Patent No: PP 11,517 on 26 Sep 2000 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/198,228 on 23 Nov 1998
It has as its seed parent the variety known as Playboy and as its pollen parent the variety known as `MACpic` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,351).